Saturday, April 19, 2008

Brendon McCullum Creates Record On The Opening Day Of The IPL.

If you thought the spectacular fireworks display and magnificent laser-light show set up the evening at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium, Brendon ‘the Blazer’ McCullum just carried off from there. In his star-studded 158 runs off 73 balls he hit (only)14 sixes and 9 fours. 14 (6's) & 9 (4's). How often do you hear of a player’s stats like that?

In the very first Indian Premier League (IPL) match, records were created in the thrilling and electrifying match played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum stole the evening with his exemplary innings as he led his team ‘Kolkatta Knight Rider’ to a great margin victory. Hitting a smashing 158 not out from just 73 balls, McCullum became the world record holder for hitting the maximum number of runs in a twenty20 match.

The Kolkatta Knight Riders racked up 222 for the loss of three wickets after the completion of the twenty overs. Bangalore Royal Challengers, led by Rahul Dravid, had to taste defeat early as Brendon McCullum created the highest score in five years of Twenty20 cricket, at a remarkable pace. The Bangalore Royal Challengers could do nothing after that devastating knock by McCullum. The 10 fours and 13 sixes kept the entire stadium as well as Knight Riders team owner Shahrukh Khan enthralled throughout the match.

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